Shara Hegde - Founder and Executive Director
Ms. Hegde brings extensive experience in education to her role as founding principal. She is currently a fellow with Building Excellent Schools, a nationally recognized program which supports school leaders design, found, and lead high performing urban charter schools.
Jeff Kirkley – Founder and Chief Financial Officer, VivoSecurity, Inc.
A product of San Jose public schools, Mr. Kirkley has over 18 years of extensive, hands-on financial experience for companies in the Bay Area. Prior to starting VivoSecurity, Inc, a software company targeting the growing problem of malware, he was Vice President of Finance and Administration for Compassoft, an enterprise software company acquired by Finsbury in 2009.
Carlos A. Trujillo - Sales Representative, Brand Athletics and Nike Team Sports
Mr. Trujillo brings community outreach and legal expertise to the Founding Board. As the Team Sales Representative for Brand Athletics, an exclusive distributor for Nike Team Sports, he works closely with numerous colleges, universities, elite high schools and club sports programs in the area. Prior to joining Brand Athletics, Mr. Trujillo was a litigation associate at Quinn Emmanuel LLP in San Francisco and O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Newport Beach.
Samuel Manning – CPA
Mr. Manning brings over 22 years of experience in finance and accounting to the Founding Board. He currently serves on several Non-Profit Boards. In his role, he is responsible for accounting, investments, payroll, human resource services, facilities planning and management, purchasing, public safety, environmental health and safety, and risk management.